John S. Farrell, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been on staff at Mercy Hospital St. Louis for many years as an independent physician, has joined Mercy Clinic, effective April 2, 2012. Dr. Farrell has been division chief of gastroenterology at Mercy since 2009.
Dr. Farrell received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from St. Louis University in 1970 and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in May 1973. He completed his internship at St. Louis University Hospital in 1974 and his internal medicine residency at St. Louis University Hospital in 1976. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, in 1978.
Mercy Clinic is a multi-specialty, physician-led group affiliated with Mercy hospitals in St. Louis and Washington, Mo. In Mercy’s east Missouri region, it consists of more than 450 primary care and specialty physicians, 75 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and covers more than 50 clinical specialties with 100 practice sites.
Mercy – Sisters of Mercy Health System – is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.